Tuesday, August 15, 2017

RETIREMENT SALE 30% OFF - Michael's Fuchsias Galore and Exotic Begonias

     The signs are up and the sale will begin this Saturday the 19th of August and go until his last day the 15th of September!  Michael will still be around though, I have promised him that he can continue to use a portion of the greenhouse and display grounds.  He has quite an impressive collection and it is going to take a while to move it all. Plus, he should be able to keep his toes in the water so to speak.
     Besides his begonias and fuchsias, Michael also grows a variety of Salvias, Brugmansias, Night Blooming Jasmine, and Bloodleaf aka Iresine herbstii.
     Where, you ask?  Please use the link to my website PedricksCorner and go to the pages I am making for Michael.  You will see a link to Alladins Nursery and Gift Store and it will take you to the page they have with a map!
      Using these links helps the search engines find us, so thank-you!

      Check out the website, I added new photos and more pinterest buttons today.

       Here are a couple of Michaels Salvias.  They are a drought tolerant plant that is very easy to grow.  The butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds love them too.  The first one is often called Mexican Sage and the last one is called Hot Lips.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pinterest Buttons As Fast As I Can!

Do you Pinterest?  I have for a while now.  Especially since so few people know that lavender wands exist, it was the best way to get the word out. So I search constantly for others who also make lavender wands and I promote them.
And every artist I add to ArtisansOfAmerica :  Artisans Of America  is also added to a Pinterest board I have called ArtisansOfAmerica.  At least once, usually twice.  When I first find them to add them to my list and then again when I finally post about them.
So!  My pinterest boards have been getting a healthy rate of traffic and I decided to start searching for fuchsias.
Well, there are not very many fuchsias listed on Pinterest yet.  Out of almost 15,000 named cultivars, it was hard to find very many and almost none of them have the names of the flower.
Time to change that!
But first I had to learn how to put Pinterest buttons onto my website.  I won't bore you with the details, but it was not as simple as a PayPal button because their instructions didn't jive with how my website is designed.  I figured it out though and TA DA, you can now help me (if you would like to) post named fuchsia varieties to Pinterest.
I haven't added a button for every one yet.  Girl has to make a living.  But I will be trying to do so as I continue to add varieties to the site.

Meanwhile, if you live anywhere near the central coast of California, please go see Michael at Alladins Nursery & Gift Shop and purchase all of Michael's Fuchsias Galore so he can retire in style and I can follow in his footsteps.

One of my main goals is going to be to try and find some of the varieties both he and I have managed to lose.  Such as the one he hybridized called Pinto De Blue.  Wouldn't it be an awesome retirement gift if I could give Michael his own fuchsia back!!??  Help!